Post by volkssturm on Aug 11, 2016 18:14:54 GMT -5
Here's a little project trying to make a BAR midcap from an M16 VN midcap. I had a beat up old plastic M16 midcap, so I figured there was nothing to loose. I trimmed the front and back sides and glued wood strips in place and on the top. I left a gap to access the BB port with a speedloader. This part is inside the BAR so it's not visible.
Some more sanding, filling in with expoy glue. Some trial and error fitting to get the height inside the gun right. I put a screw in the back and ground down half of it to hook on the magazine catch. I could have spent more time getting a nice smooth finish but I'm lazy and this is a proof of concept project. The wood strip on the front is a piece of 3/8 " oak baseboard, which turned out to be just about the right thickness. I'm not sure about durability. Oak is pretty hard, but there might be some wear there over time.
Wow, What a great approach. Much less expensive than combining the two magazines. The plastic VN M16 magazines are quite cheap in fact. I suspect these will actually hold up quite well. Your BAR looks like you added the real wood hardware. Very clever! Thanks for sharing!
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